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What is APA Style?
APA Style is a standardized format for writing that has been established by the American Psychological Association. It is generally used by students and scholars working within a behavioral science discipline.
Keep in mind that APA Style refers to:
- the format & structure of your paper.
- how you cite other authors within the body of your paper.
- how you compile a references page at the end of your paper.
APA Style Blog
Official companion to the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 7th Edition. It's run by a group of experts who work with APA Style every day.
Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL): APA Style
Maintained by Purdue University, this comprehensive website provides rules and examples for formatting citations and bibliographic entries according to APA style.
APA Style Resources
Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association by American Psychological Association Staff
Call Number: BF76.7 .P83 2010 (Two copies available One at the library front desk and other in the main collection)
The go to source for the guidelines on structuring your paper and references in APA style.
APA style guide to electronic references by American Psychological Association Staff
Good source for referencing and citing things you find on the web or other electronic forms. Examples include Youtube, course lectures, Facebook and more.
A word about Plagiarism & Academic Integrity
Following citation style rules helps protect you from unintentionally plagiarizing someone else's work. To learn more about plagiarism, please see NWACC Library's resources on academic integrity and Plagiarism.
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